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to wow savings from banks. >>> and dock workers that we talked at four pacific northwest ports have moved closer to a possible labor clash with grain shippers. meantime, the parties in a larger separate dispute at 15 east and gulf coast ports have agreed to mediation. the ports face a strike deadline set for december 30. >>> and a new jersey pension fund is suing the nyse euro next or its proposed $ 8.2 billion sale to i.c.e., saying it undervalues the company stock. the lawsuit seeks class action status on behalf of other shareholders and aims to block the sale. another case of just -- you know, too many lawyers, too little to do. >>> and -- or not. i'm just -- we should put commentary on that. shouldn't we? but every time any deal is announced, there's always going to be some shareholders that wish they got more. and there's going to be a willing lawyer to say, okay, i'll take the case. >> pretty healthy premium. >> yeah. exactly. but that doesn't mean a lawyer -- >> it may not be enough. >> it's never enough. if you're going to wear a brioni tie. nice. did i out you? >> why, are those
,s that actually have a much happier ending. there is a deal to end the eight-day los angeles port strike. striking harbor clerks reached a tentative settlement with management with the ports of los angeles in long beach last night. that strike idled most of america's strongest cargo complex. i think the strike originally started on november 27th. if you think it's not a big deal, there's a billion dollars in goods that goes through this port every single day. it's the largest port in the united states and it was affecting not only that port and all of the ships that had been sitting out waiting to get in with those goods. also truckers who come in and bring those good across america. they had been idled, too. it looks like the port is going to be open once again today. >>> also today is expected to be a big day of protests in egypt. this is video that you're looking at right now from cairo's tahrir square earlier this morning. things were quiet when this video was taken, but expected to be much different later on. television stations across the country planned to go dark today, joining a growing l
time off today, making headlines the threat of imminent labor unrest at these ports. there are four pacific northwest ports. it's been averted. the dock workers union says its workers will stay on the on job despite substandard controls. both sides are leaving the door open to further negotiations. meanti meantime, about 15 container cargo ports on the atlanta and gulf coast are bracing for a strike by nearly 15,000 union dock workers on december 30th unless shippers extend their contract. and commerce on a key stretch of the mississippi could be halted earlier than expected next week due to low water levels. this could disrupt shipment of grain and other goods and it could do it for months. shippers have been watching a street of the mississippi between st. louis and cairo. and you never know if you were pronouncing it right, some of these others like bagoda or lima, ohio, or versailles. you never know but i think it is cairo, illinois, due to concerns about potential closers.ñ >> i'm not looking at you. >> all week on cnbc we've been focusing on the prospects for 2013. sheer is s
ports. a work stoppage to cost the economy $1 billion a day. it's friday, december 28th, 2012. and "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. and it does feel like we're living a bit on the edge of the fiscal cliff, at least. i'm andrew ross sorkin along with joe kernen and becky quick is off today. our guest host this hour, ed kehone. he's the management associate portfolio manager and we are thrilled to have ed aboard for -- i think you'll be here for longer than an hour. you'll be here for the whole broadcast. >> as long as you need me. >> you're like -- how long were you at -- you were at prudential. >> it's owned by prudential, so i've been at peru don'tal for almost 15 years now. >> widely quoted. you know who has made a comeback is ralph -- >> akampora. >> i've seen him around. do you remember his nickname? >> i don't. >> whatever you think of him, he's a great guy. >> he's a good guy. >> ed is going to try to make us slightly -- >> be a little sensitive. let's get you some some of the morning headlines. the biggest one bei
in places like washington, d.c., new york and los angeles. and the strike at the port of los angeles long beach is entering its seventh day this morning. contract talks between clerical workers and shippers have resumed. the walkout is dramatically slowed activity at the nation's a busiest cargo complex, dockworkers have refused to cross picket lines. >> this is a big deal. i don't know if you think this will have economic impact down the road. national retail federation is worry that had it will spread to the east coast just ahead of the christmas holidays when so many people are out shopping. really a bad time for them. >> it could. l.a. and long beach, biggest port in the united states. >> did you see on the waterfront? you don't mess with -- >> it's the clerical workers that are striking. >> it is? i'm not afraid of that. >> the dock workers don't want to cross the picket line of the clerical workers. >> oh, i'll cross that line. i thought it was the guys with the big boxes and they drop boks on you if you cross that -- will do you remember that? >> i lived in hoboken and i saw parts
strike on the atlantic and coast could be just days away. port operators have been negotiating with the long shoreman association since march. but the two sides are said to be far from closing on a deal that would cover cargo handling at 15 ports, a 9d 0-day extension to an employment contract. the union has said 15,000 long shoremen could strike a day later. rick scott sent a letter to president obama asking him to invoke federal law in order to invoke a cooling off period. i don't know what the likelihood of that is. i don't know what the president might do. do you think he would -- >> wow. that's a lot of red. >> you step out. you like to step out. you like to make statements, right? >> it's the holidays. >> i'm aware of that. >> you're wearing a red tie today. >> a shirt and a tie. that's usually what i go with, some type of shirt, some type of tie. no bells and whistles. this is your thing. whether you have bracelets -- one of those things is measuring your heart right right now. how is it? >> it's measuring my -- >> your calorie intake? >> my pressure goes up when i'm wit
in that port there pending payment by lawyers representing jobs' estate. >> you know what? i got to tell you, i had a dinner, we were talking about this a month and a half ago. >> i remember you telling me about that. >> still to come this morning, the "squawk box" trading block is going to get you ready for the trading day ahead. the top of the hour, we've also got former council of economic advisers austan goolsbee. he's going to join us. "squawk" is coming right back. >> up next, blackberry's ceo thorsten heins on the company's quarterly results, and the future of blackberry. it's an interview you can't afford to miss. and it's right here on "squawk box." >> move over sleeping cat videos, this will be the year of professional videos. so youtube will invest more in its digital studio partners, helping them draw viewers and add dollars. >> on the flip side, broadcast networks will invest more in sports and live events. the only content not threatened by growing online options. the landmark net flex/disney deal lays the foundation for a high stakes distribution battle with digital companies lik
to a "squawk" icon for insight into the market's reaction. joining us from new port beach is mohamed el-erian, ceo and co-cio at pimco. this is the first time that we've spoken to mohamed since president obama picked him to head the u.s. global development council. so mohamed, congratulations on that, first up. >> thank you, becky. happy new year. >> happy new we're to you, too. we are right about to go over the fiscal cliff. is this the end of the world or not, mohammed? >> it's not the end of the world. but it's not a good thing. what are the two things that anybody watching your show comes away with? dysfunction and polarization. the dysfunction in the sense that our congress can't get together to do the basic thing. and polarization in the sense that no indication that it will get better. so think of this very simply. if you are an investor, if you're running a business and you have to make decisions over a number of years, the uncertainty premium goes up. which means you price out certain investments in plants, in equipment, hiring, which is not good for the economy, not good for c
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